If the allegations are true, every firm and attorney can be duped by clients. This firm Akin Gump is a large and respected firm that has resources and personnel to check and recheck evidence.
Nevertheless, despite the verdict, once an attorney finds a client has presented false evidence at trial, withdrawal is the only step. Indeed, if the firm did not file for withdrawal, the attorneys could be sanctioned by the court and the state bar.
Akin Gump withdraws from case after winning $25M jury verdict, says client admitted evidence issues